Flyers lead Navigators in NWJHL finals

first_imgPEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Fairview Flyers are currently in the lead to become the top team in the NWJHL post-season.The Flyers are leading the North Peace Navigators two games to one in the final round of the NWJHL playoffs. After eliminating the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings in seven games in the semi-finals, the Flyers beat the Navs 4-3 in Game 1 of the series on March 15th.The Navigators answered back with a win on home ice on Friday night, taking Game 2 by the score of 3-2. However, the Flyers didn’t disappoint back in their own barn on Saturday night, beating the Navs in a convincing 7-2 win.- Advertisement -Game 4 of the series takes place tonight at the Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River, with the puck drop at 8:00 p.m.last_img

Iran MP slams appearance of footballer who played Israeli club

first_imgDeputy Sports Minister Mohammad Reza Davarzani said at the time that the pair would be banned for life.Iran does not recognise the Jewish state and bars its athletes from appearing against Israelis.Confusion has reigned over the matter, however, with Haji Safi never banned from the international squad, while Shojaei has missed all the international fixtures until Friday’s match against Tunisia, which Iran lost 1-0.“Re-inviting Masoud Shojaei to be present in the national football team — after competing against the Zionist regime — shows that the football federation has not taken serious action on this issue,” hardline lawmaker Mohammad Ali Poormokhtar said in an interview with the conservative Fars news agency.He said the sports minister would be questioned after the current break for the Iranian new year.In a press conference ahead of the Tunisia match, Shojaei said: “I am very happy to be a member of this team. Although the final list (for the World Cup squad) has not been announced yet, the fact that right now I am in this team means I am very happy and proud.”Iran cannot admit it bans players for appearing against Israelis because there are strict international rules against political interference in sports.The issue has come to the fore in recent weeks after wrestler Alireza Karimi Mashiani was given a six-month ban for deliberately losing a world championship match in Poland in November in order to avoid an Israeli opponent in the next round.The head of Iran’s wrestling federation quit last month in disgust, saying young athletes were being forced to lie and the authorities were letting them pay the price for their policies.“Forcing an athlete to accept defeat or run around all night looking for a doctor’s note is not right,” Rasoul Khadem, an Olympic gold medallist, told public radio ahead of his resignation.Iran is due to play another friendly against Algeria in Tehran on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A combination photo shows Iran’s Ehsan Haji Safi (L) playing during a 2014 World Cup qualifying football match and Iran’s Masoud Shojaei playing during a World Cup 2018 qualifying match © AFP / Behrouz MEHRI, Karim JAAFARTEHRAN, Iran, Mar 25 – A conservative lawmaker in Iran slammed the sports federation on Sunday for allowing star footballer Masoud Shojaei to return to the international squad despite appearing against an Israeli team last year.Shojaei, the 33-year-old national team captain, and teammate Ehsan Haji Safi were criticised in Iran after they appeared for their Greek club Panionios last August in a Europa League qualifier against Maccabi Tel Aviv.last_img read more

Football returns as relief mission ends at Qualcomm

first_img“We needed a break, a diversion,” said Dolan, a Chargers season-ticket holder. “It was a battle – we still weren’t sure last night when we went to bed whether we’d come.” Regular fans also worried about the lingering smoke, including Diana Morris, who said she almost didn’t make the hourlong trip to Qualcomm from her home in Orange County because she has asthma. “We didn’t know what the air quality would be like, but it’s OK,” said her husband, Dick, a retired teacher, as they shared a picnic lunch with friends outside a stadium gate. The disaster wasn’t forgotten by the team or its corporate sponsors. They arranged to have volunteers collect cash donations at each stadium entrance. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Allison Hoffman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO – Thousands of tailgaters packed into Qualcomm Stadium’s parking lot Sunday, replacing the cars and camping tents that housed wildfire evacuees all week with a field of blue-and-yellow Chargers sunshades. Smoke from blazes still burning to the east stained the sky over the coliseum, but the rich meat-scented haze rising from hundreds of charcoal-briquet barbecues erased any lingering wildfire smell. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Someone was probably living in this stall all week in a tent,” said Jarred Pellegrini, 20, as he unloaded an Igloo cooler from the back of his dad’s sport-utility vehicle. Nothing was left of those tents, which were carted away Friday, along with hundreds of cots and blankets used by more than 10,000 people who called the stadium home after fleeing their neighborhoods. People who were still under evacuation orders or whose homes were destroyed were sent Friday to the Del Mar Fairgrounds 20 miles away after city officials decided to close relief operations at Qualcomm. About 130 remained at Del Mar on Sunday, according to Red Cross officials. “I guess a football game is more important,” evacuee Tami Swartz, 41, had said Friday as she made plans to return to her home in hard-hit Ramona, even though at the time water had not been restored there. But other evacuees said Sunday they welcomed any semblance of normalcy. Janis Dolan, 43, decided to leave her two sons with friends and head to the game with her husband Paul, even though they were still living in a hotel, waiting for power to be restored to their otherwise unscathed street in Poway a week after they fled. last_img read more

Travolta and other stars react to Globe nominations

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ John had not done a musical since “Grease” which was released the same year that he received his first Oscar nomination for :Saturday Night Fever.” He was Oscar nominated again in 1995 for “Pulp Fiction.” “As I get older, I get more appreciative of this,” he said of the award nominations. “I realize they are far and few between. As the years go by, the competition gets harder and your abilities are tested further and you feel very lucky to be in the running.” Tom Wilkinson, nominated for best supporting actor for his performance in “Michael Clayton,” called from London where he was preparing to celebrate by going out for a sushi dinner with his family. “It’s a wonderful bonus, I feel thrilled to death. It’s not something that happens very week so it’s sort of like it’s happening for the first time.” This is the third Globe nod for the actor who was previously nominated for “Normal” and was Oscar-nominated for “In the Bedroom.” “What’s not to like? You come over and everybody is really nice to you, nice sleek cars are waiting to pick you up and cater to your every whim and everyone is very charming. You get to meet some very interesting people and then at a certain point, you get to go home and forget about it.” Marion Cotillard, nominated for best actress in a movie (musical or comedy) her performance in “La Vie En Rose,” called from Paris and was still processing her good fortune: “I couldn’t have imagined one year ago that I would be talking to you right now about a Golden Globe nomination. It is crazy for me, it is not something you can imagine when you are a French actress in a French movie. Deeply, deeply, I don’t care about awards. But I’m starting to have sparkles in my heart. So I asked myself, ‘Well, you do like that. Be honest.’ Really, I enjoy it, i have to confess that I enjoy it. For me, it means that people who saw the movie liked it.” Amy Ryan was the first call this morning and her best supporting actress nomination for “Gone Baby Gone.” “Oh my God it’s so crazy,’ she said. “I just want to sit back and appreciate it and not take it for granted.” She is clearly the front runner after picking up honors from the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The New York Film Critics Circle, San Francisco Film Critics Circle, The Boston Society of Film Critics and The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Ryan is currently filming “The Changeling” directed by Clint Eastwood who knows a thing or two about awards season: “He has actually been quite helpful telling me, ‘It’s actually a really nice night. You’ll enjoy it.” I was really excited to talk to David Duchovny who was nominated for “Californication.” By coincidence, I just finished watching the last two episodes of his show last night on DVD. I got hooked and watched all 12 over the course of three days. “Is that out on DVD?” he asked, sounding a bit puzzled. Nope. Just got a set from the studio. “Well good, then you’ve seen them all.” David won a Globe several years ago for “X Files” and is happy to be back in the running: “It’s different for me because it’s in comedy and it’s nice to be recognized in a different vein. But what’s best and most satisfying is the show getting nominated, I’m so happy that the show gets a nod. It’s really about the writing for any actor getting nominated for any award. We interpret. When they give an actor an award, they are really giving it to the writer.” David called the Globes “the most fun because they serve alcohol.” And yeah, he’d love to get a matching trophy to go along with the “X Files” Globe: “If I’m gonna go, I want to win!” Didn’t get to talk to all the nominees, of course, but they were nice enough to provide prepared statements. Here are some of them: Jodie Foster, nominated for best actress-drama for The Brave One: “The nomination is so exciting and surprising at the same time. Never saw it coming… It’s strange to continue to feel a character in your blood long after it wraps. I am so proud of The Brave One, of where Neil Jordan took the character of Erica Bain. The experience of playing her has moved me deeper than anything I can remember. I can’t wait to have some rubber chicken and listen to the unscripted banter with all of those fine actresses.” Denzel Washington, nominated for best actor-drama for American Gangster: “It is an amazing honor to be recognized for one’s work. In addition to the “American Gangster” nominations, including Ridley Scott for Best Director, I am so proud that all the kids who star in “The Great Debaters” will be able to share with me in this Best Picture nomination.” Hugh Laurie, nominated for best actor in a television drama for House: “I’m extremely honored to be included in such company. But now, especially now, I have to emphasize how much I owe to David Shore and all the writers on House. Without them, I wouldn’t even know how to finish this sentence without….you know…” Nikki Blonsky, nominated for best actress- musical or comedy for Hairspray: “Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this wonderful honor. I’m so proud to have been a part of Hairspray and given the opportunity to play the strong, confident Tracy Turnblad. The entire experience, working with the divine Queen Latifah, legendary John Travolta, Neil Meron, Craig Zadan and Adam Shankman has been a dream come true!” Javier Bardem, nominated for best actor in a movie-drama for No Country for Old Men: “Working with the Coens has always been a dream of mine, and to be recognized for my work in one of their films is truly an honor. Muchas gracias to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!” The Weinstein Company received four nominations, including Denzel Washington’s and Oprah Winfrey’s “The Great Debaters” for Best Picture, Cate Blanchett for Supporting Actress in “I’m Not There” and Clint Eastwood for Best Score and Song in “Grace is Gone.” Harvey Weinstein said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has recognized Denzel Washington, Oprah, Cate Blanchett and Clint Eastwood on their well deserved nominations. We are excited that The Great Debaters will be released on Christmas Day and today’s nomination is a great launching point. My brother and I are especially excited that The Great Debaters has received a Best Picture nomination and honored that our films have received Best Picture Nominations for twelve consecutive years in a row.” To read a full list of nominations, click here. Read Hernandez’s Hollywood Joe blog by clicking here. Read Hernandez’s gay Hollywood blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There are an awful lot of happy people in Hollywood today. No, the writers strike is not over, but the Golden Globe Award nominations were announced very early this morning. I’ve chatted with all kinds of people so far this morning but it got kind of crazy at one point: “I’m sorry, I can’t talk to John Travolta just yet because Tom Wilkinson is calling from London in three minutes.” Hey, that’s showbiz. Thankfully, I got to talk to them both – among many others. Here is some of what they had to say about their Golden Globe nods: John Travolta was nominated for best supporting actor in a movie. He is a previous Golden Globe winner for “Get Shorty” and happy to be back in contention for his performance as Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray.” He was very upbeat when we chatted just a week after meeting last week at the Women In Entertainment breakfast: “I feel relief because there were so many people who wanted good things for this movie,” he said. “I didn’t want to let anybody down. Going out on a limb and giving up my male ego to portray this paid off. You don’t know if it will when you are doing it.”last_img read more

Championship 2018/19: How the table would look based on every club’s away form

first_img 6 6 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Thomas Frank was promoted to head coach at Brentford when Dean Smith left Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY REVEALED 22. Wigan AthleticP 9 | W 1 | D 0 | L 8 | GF 8 | GA 19 | GD -11 | Points 323. RotherhamP 9 | W 0 | D 3 | L 6 | GF 4 | GA 16 | GD -12 | Points 324. MillwallP 9 | W 0 | D 2 | L 7 | GF 7 | GA 18 | GD -11 | Points 2 Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis West Bromwich Albion celebrate scoring a goal away from home. 4. Sheffield UnitedP 8 | W 4 | D 0 | L 4 | GF 11 | GA 10 | GD +1 | Points 125. Swansea CityP 9 | W 3 | D 3 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 6 | GD 0 | Points 126. Blackburn RoversP 8 | W 3 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 10 | GA 12 | GD -2 | Points 127. Nottingham ForestP 8 | W 2 | D 5 | L 1 | GF 12 | GA 8 | GD +4 | Points 118. Derby CountyP 8 | W 3 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 11 | GA 9 | GD +2 | Points 11 Darren Moore’s men have only won two games away from home, scoring 11 and conceding 12, leaving them with a negative goal difference.But who would be top of the division if we based one solely on every Championship sides’ away form? Find out below… Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining 1. Norwich CityPlayed 8 | W 4 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 14 | GA 8 | GD +6 | Points 152. Leeds UnitedP 9 | W 4 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 16 | GA 12 | GD+4 | Points 153. MiddlesbroughP 8 | W 3 | D 4 | L 1 | GF 9 | GA 5 | GD +4 | Points 13 ADVICE 6 Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson huge blow 6 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Frank Lampard watches on from his new position on the touchline Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 13. Aston VillaP 9 | W 2 | D3 | L 4 | GF 12 | GA 13 | GD -1 | Points 914. West Bromwich AlbionP 8 | W 2 | D 3 | L 3 | GF 11 | GA 12 | GD -1 | Points 915. Birmingham CityP 8 | W 2 | D 3 | L 3 | GF 7 | GA 9 | GD -2 | Points 916. Bolton WanderersP 8 | W 2 | D 3 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 10 | GD -4 | Points 9 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 6 17. Hull CityP 9 | W 2 | D 2 | L 5 | GF 9 | GA 15 | GD -6 | Points 818. ReadingP 8 | W 1 | D 3 | L 4 | GF 10 | GA 16 | GD -6 | Points 619. Preston North EndP 9 | W 1 | D 3 | L 5 | GF 8 | GA 16 | GD -8 | Points 620. Ipswich TownP 9 | W 1 | D 2 | L 6 | GF 8 | GA 18 | GD -10 | Points 521. BrentfordP 9 | W 0 | D 4 | L 5 | GF 11 | GA 17 | GD -6 | Points 4 no dice REVEALED 6 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football Stories Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF RANKED 9. Bristol CityP 8 | W 3 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 11 | GA 10 | GD +1 | Points 1110. Stoke CityP 9 | W 2 | D 5 | L 2 | GF 11 | GA 12 | GD -1 | Points 1111. Sheffield WednesdayP 9 | W 3 | D 1 | L 5 | GF 10 | GA 16 | GD -6 | Points 1012. Queens Park RangersP 8 | W 3 | D 1 | L 4 | GF 6 | GA 13 | GD -7 | Points 10 West Bromwich Albion might be battling for the Championship title but things would be going even better if they improved their away form.Currently the Baggies are fifth in the table, five points behind Norwich City in top spot but it’s their results on the road letting them down. Queens Park Rangers players celebrate Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more

Women’s Basketball with League-High Four Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete Teams

first_imgThis is the second career MVC Scholar-Athlete honor for Bachrodt, who maintains a 3.57 GPA in finance, and has started all 130 games in her career. In her final season, she is averaging 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and a league-high 2.4 steals per game. With 272 career steals, Bachrodt, needs three more to break the school’s all-time record held by Kay Riek that has stood since 1984. Rhine, who has 12 double-doubles, ranks second in the league behind Hittner in scoring at 18.7 points. She leads the conference in field goal percentage at 60.9, ranks second in rebounding at 8.4 and is eighth in free throw percentage at 79.2. She and Hittner have a league-best 14 20-plus scoring games. This is the third time Dean has been selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team in her career after also being named to the team in 2016 and 2018. She holds a 3.64 GPA in Drake’s MBA program after she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance in the spring of 2018. Dean has started every game in her final season, averaging 10.3 points while shooting a career-best 45.8 percent from the floor and career-high 40.6 percent from the three-point line. Dean has made 232 career three-pointers, a total that is fourth all-time at Drake. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) and Rhine were each selected to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team for the second-consecutive year while Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) was voted to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team. Rounding out the group is Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) who garnered MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention accolades for the second-straight season. Hittner, who holds a 3.96 cumulative grade point average in marketing, is scoring a league-best 19.9 points per game. Her name is among the MVC leaders in several other statistical categories, including three-point percentage (39.9, 3rd), field goal percentage (48.4, 4th), free throw percentage (81.6, 5th) and rebounding (5.2, 14th).center_img On Monday, Hittner and Rhine were selected Google Cloud Academic All-Americans by CoSIDA. The duo are the first Drake student-athletes to be chosen to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team in back-to-back seasons since former standout Catlin Ingle was on the team for three consecutive seasons (2015-17). This year’s four scholar-athletes have each scored more than 1,000 career points. ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s basketball team has a league-high four student-athletes on the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete teams while Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) is the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second-straight season, the MVC office announced Tuesday, March 12. Drake is the top seed at this week’s MVC Tournament at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Ill. The Bulldogs will play either No. 8 Indiana State or No. 9 Valparaiso on Friday at 12 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal shoppers warned to be vigilant on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

first_imgOnline shoppers across Donegal will be ringing the cyber-tills this Black Friday followed by Cyber Monday on November 28th.Over the next few days Irish consumers are expected to spend €39 million snapping up online bargains in technology, electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more ahead of the festive season.But shoppers have been warned to also beware of cyber criminals. Paul C Dwyer, a cybercrime expert and Irish CEO of Cyber Risk International said consumers need to be vigilant.“Consumers need to be aware that ‘too good to be true’ offers at any time, but particularly around the weekend of Cyber Monday, are likely to be ploys by cyber criminals and hackers to steal data or money.”“The shopping frenzy presents a huge opportunity for hackers to take advantage of retail promotions, popular shopping search terms, and online purchasing trends to dupe us.”According to cyber security group Norton, the most common scamming method round Black Friday is search engine infiltration, which means that when an individual searches for, for example “top Black Friday deals” or “best value Black Friday products”, malicious links may appear in search results as genuine websites. When visited, these sites will either try to trick people into purchasing goods which are fake or do not ever arrive, or will download malicious software to a device.Here are some tips from Paul on how to shop safely online.Only visit trusted websites you recognise, which are safer to use. Search for the HTTPS on the address bar, a good sign of security.Do not trust sites you have never heard of, especially when their offers seem too good to be true. Allow encryption, as you will be able to prevent identity theft and the interception of your personal data (including the details of your credit card).Do not click on untrusted email links you have not requested, even if they urge you to purchase a quality item at half price or less. These links may lead to redirection to somewhere unsafe. Do not share your credit card credentials with anyone, even loved ones, and particularly not children. Sharing card or bank details via an email or a private message on Facebook or other social media is the quickest path to catastrophe.Avoid using public Wi-Fi when purchasing something online, since publicly shared connections to the web have increased dangers and threats. Use a private Internet connection that you know is secured and preferably encrypted.Mobile devices are more prone to being hacked and they offer a more fertile ground for hackers to mislead you. As you gaze through the e-shop merchandise from your limited sized screen, struggling to read the detailed description, the hacker is having a much more productive shopping expedition.Beware of emails on your computers and mobile devices exclaiming that you have just received a package you are not expecting from the post office or a well-known shipping vendor, especially if you did not order directly. Be wary of any message that asks you to fill out a form or provide any personal information. Watch out for the too-good-to-be-true offers that will lead you to a malicious website asking you for your credit card information and other personal data. A lot of these fake offers will try to lure you in with promises of winning free gifts. If you’ve never heard of the company, or if the known company’s logo looks slightly different in some way, get out of there. You might also receive emails or texts about this year’s hot or hard-to-get gift items that will lead you to rogue websites. These scams can also show up on social networking sites like Facebook too.Some scammers send texts, pretending to warn people of suspicious activity in their financial account and asking for them to call a bogus number — where they’ll be asked to share sensitive information. If you receive one of these, contact your financial institution directly rather than using the number the text provides. That way, you know you’re really talking to your bank or credit card company, not a scammer. Similarly, keep an eye out for vishing. It’s just like phishing, except it occurs over the phone. When unsolicited callers contact you, always ask what business they’re calling from, then hang up and call that institution’s actual phone number listed on its website.If you’re doing a lot of online shopping watch out for spam phishing emails for fake refunds. It could look like it’s from a legitimate retailer and say something like “wrong transaction” or “click for refund” but the culprits just want you to click through, surrender your details or open your device up to malware.Donegal shoppers warned to be vigilant on Black Friday and Cyber Monday was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Youngster to stay at Chelsea despite Man City interest – report

first_imgHighly-rated youngster Connor Hunte is close to signing a new long-term contract with Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.Manchester City are said to have shown an interest in the 16-year-old midfielder but he is tipped to commit his future to the Blues.Chelsea are eyeing up a move for Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote in January, the Daily Express say.It is claimed the Blues see him as a potential replacement for Oriol Romeu, who is injured, and John Obi Mikel, who will be unavailable next month as he is set to play for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations.The Mail also say Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich plans to offer Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao £200,000 a week in order to lure him to Stamford Bridge.That would apparently make Falcao the highest earner at the club, eclipsing the wages of Fernando Torres.The Daily Mirror have a similar story, saying Chelsea will offer £48m for the Colombian and are hopeful of signing him despite interest from Manchester City.The Mirror report that Frank Lampard expects to leave Chelsea as no contract talks are scheduled to take place, as do the Mail, who suggest he could snub interest from overseas and remain in the Premier League.And Chelsea are again linked with a move for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, today by The Sun.This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA, Italy increase police cooperation

first_img18 April 2012 South Africa and Italy are to work together in tackling international criminal syndicates following the signing of an agreement on police cooperation between the two countries. The agreement covers cooperation in combating trafficking in transnational organised crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, firearm trafficking, terrorism as well as crowd management and event security. Speaking after signing the agreement with Italian Interior Minister Annamaria Cancellieri in Cape Town on Tuesday, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the agreement would enable law South African and Italian enforcement agencies to work together against increasingly sophisticated global syndicates. It would also allow for the sharing of expertise and exchange of information, as well as exploration of further possible areas of cooperation. Cancellieri said the agreement paved the way for intensified collaboration in the fight against “cybercrime, organised transnational criminality, illicit drug trafficking … trafficking of migrants, arms trafficking, human trafficking and terrorism”. On the issue to terrorism, South Africa and Italy agreed to cooperate in preventing and suppressing terrorist acts in accordance with each country’s domestic law and international obligations. Both ministers agreed that the cooperation would include an ongoing exchange of information on crime and criminal organisations, as well as information relating to specialised anti-crime techniques and training. State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele and Italian Ambassador Vincenzo Schioppa were also present at Tuesday’s discussions. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Cyclone Fani: Odisha government announces financial compensation for affected families

first_img For Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts, which were moderately affected, ₹500 and an additional one month quota of rice will be provided to people in these districts.“In all the affected districts, one month additional pension and house building assistance as per relief code that is ₹95,100 for fully damaged structures, ₹5200 for partially damaged structures and ₹3200 for minor damages will be made available,” he said.The houses completely damaged will be reconstructed under housing schemes expeditiously. Loss of agricultural and horticultural crops and animal fisheries will be assessed and compensated accordingly, Mr. Patnaik said, adding that the plantation will be taken up in mission mode soon after the relief and restoration.The cries for water and power got shriller with the State government facing a huge task to restore normalcy. Puri pummeled by cyclone Fani, suffers colossal damage The Odisha government on Sunday announced additional one month quota of rice and ₹1000 to families affected by cyclone Fani, as the situation remained critical 48 hours after the storm made landfall in coastal Odisha.“The district of Puri and parts of Khordha have been severely affected. For all families covered under food security, an additional one month quota of rice plus ₹1000 and polythene will be provided,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.Also Readlast_img read more